Category Archives: Maureen’s Music

Augie March ~ One Crowded Hour


My nephew and his lovely new wife just got their slideshow back from their wedding and it was set to this.  Put this in your headphones on the train today.  You should probably put it on repeat.


Just Put Your Shoes On


On my train ride yesterday, this song was playing in my head.  It is a song that, Point Five,  my sister’s band covers.  See The World is from Gomez.  The video reminds me of one of my favorite things to say…Just put your shoes on.  It really applies to almost everything you choose to do or choose not to do.  Whether it’s choosing to exercise or going to a social function or fulfilling an obligation or trying a new adventure, sometimes the hardest part is just putting your shoes on.

So turn up the volume, dance around your kitchen, then go do something fabulous in the world today….just put your shoes on.

The Living Proof


I have always been a big fan of Mary J. Blige.  Big, I’m telling you. HUGE.  Just ask my kids, they know I call her Mary J. like I’m her friend.  She has so many great  songs and I ♥ her version of  ~One Love~ with Bono.  She has a remarkable voice, but the lyrics are amazing and couldn’t have been a better fit for the end of The Help.

If you haven’t seen the movie The Help…run, don’t walk, run…hurry up, put your shoes on now, run. Grab your keys….and your money…now run.

But if you can’t run from your house at this very minute because you are a responsible adult,  just listen.  Ahh…Mary J….. but make a plan to go see The Help.

(And sorry about the annoying ads on You Tube, just click the x on the ad and it will go away.  Feel free to stick around and listen to any of her other hits after you decide you love her voice too. Just click the You Tube tab at the bottom right of the video. )